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Local Government Academy
March 1, 2008

As an appointed councilperson, I received a brochure advertising the Local Government Academy from our borough secretary. When I indicated my interest in attending the Newly Elected Officials Course, the other members of council encouraged my interest and unanimously agreed to have the borough reimburse me for the tuition. My high expectations for learning about municipal government operations have been more than satisfied. In fact the organizers and presenters at our all day Saturday sessions have excited me and convinced me that I can and should make a positive impact on the quality of life in my community.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the faithful attendance of a large group of newly elected officials at four separate day-length sessions and witnessed the enthusiasm of the organizers, presenters, and fellow elected officials.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

be completely overwhelmed by the responsibility.

More feedback

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

appreciating the wide diversity of municipalities represented by the course attendees and learning about the many different issues confronting the different newly elected officials.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

encouraging, personable, helpful, and passionate about improving the effectiveness of local governments.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

extend its mission in facilitating intergovernmental communication, planning, and implementation of joint municipal actions needed to efficiently manage community resources.

Ways to make it better...

I had spent more time reviewing the large quantity of information presented at each Saturday session.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

convincing more elected officials to participate in its programs.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I attended four day length seminars introducing me to municipal operations and responsibilities (e.g. financing, infrastructure, and planning).